ArcGIS 10.4 / 10.4.1 and ArcGIS Pro 1.2 bring you new and improved
capabilities for visualization and enterprise readiness plus new and
enhanced apps. Here are a few of the highlights:
Vector Tiles. Vector tile maps from Esri are fast to download, look great on high-resolution displays, and are easy to style and update.Plus,
you can customize the look and feel of vector tile maps and layers by
simply editing the style. Now you can author vector tile maps and layers
from your own data using ArcGIS Pro and share them on ArcGIS Online or
make custom web apps that consume vector tiles.
Local Scenes. Designed for small-extent data, such
as a college campus, the new local scene allows for the display of 3D
layers in projected coordinate systems. These local views can also be
very effective for scientific and underground data display, where the
relative size of features is a more important display requirement than
the physical location of the content on a spheroid.
previously only available in the ArcGIS Online map viewer are now
included with ArcGIS for Server. Users with a web GIS implementation
(portal, server, and data store) can perform analytical functions, such
as finding hotspots, locating streets and addresses, finding a place,
routing, or accessing a geodatabase.
platforms and enables fast image access, reduces the cost of storage,
and is designed to scale using elastic cloud compute and storage.
Mobile Map Packages. Use ArcGIS Pro 1.2 to zip
up your base maps, including vector tile maps, and operational layers
into one neat, highly-compressed package and share them to your portal,
ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS for Server.
that help you sustain performance, mitigate single points of failure,
minimize downtimes, and gives you the ability to detect site failures.
This simplified implementation, along with the new disaster recovery
tool, improves enterprise resiliency across the portal, server, and data
(web adaptor, portal, server, and data store). The exported file
contains portal items and settings, including group information, hosted
web layers, federated and hosting server settings, the configuration
store, and the data store, including the hosted feature layer data (a
relational data store) and hosted scene layer tile caches (a tile cache
This mode can be used to protect production sites from inadvertent or
ad hoc changes to layers and services that might impact the applications
and data that staff and customers use on a daily basis. Read-only mode
disables publishing new services and blocks most administrative
operations. The site can still be scaled – adding or removing machines –
and the functionality of existing services continues to be available.
require regular changing of passwords and database credentials.
Previously, this action impacted apps using GIS services with specific
database connections and forced republishing of all the affected
services. Now, at 10.4, administrators can use the ArcGIS Server Manager or Desktop to edit and update the data store connection file with the
We’ve made it easier for you to find, use and deploy ArcGIS for Server
in the cloud by providing them through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
and the AWS Marketplace. These public marketplaces allow you to use your
own licenses and spin up ArcGIS Server sites or web GIS deployments
without having to go through Esri Customer Service. We recommend that
you use ArcGIS Cloud Builder for Microsoft Azure or ArcGIS Cloud Builder for Amazon Web Services to configure and deploy your virtual machines.
AWS who want to automate installation and configuration and need more
deployment flexibility or want to implement a web GIS configuration on
AWS, Esri provides CloudFormation templates
to set up ArcGIS for Server on AWS. These templates aren’t new but have
been updated for ArcGIS 10.4. The templates are available on AWS in the
Esri ArcGIS Server repository.
automate the installation of ArcGIS for Server on-premises using
multiple GIS servers in a single site configuration, a real-time GIS
configuration, or a full web GIS configuration, can use the ArcGIS
Cookbook. The Chef Cookbook for ArcGIS is available on the Esri Github repository and the Chef Supermarket.
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